Sunday, 12 September 2010

A mountain biking weekend

We've enjoyed more sunny, warm weather over the past couple of days. Thankfully the feelings of extreme tiredness & general unwellness that I was experiencing towards the end of last week passed and I felt up for a mountain bike ride from Varilhes yesterday. I had the idea of connecting a couple of way-marked FFCT routes that I have been chatting with Pat about, in order to make a longer circuit, but unfortunately we missed a marker somewhere above Dalou and ended up on a technical but fun singletrack descent back down into the village rather than meandering along the edge where we should have been! So I reverted to plan B and ended up concocting a circuit along fun tracks and trails around Saint Felix and up to Verniolle which totalled just over 27kms with 200m+ of ascent. We returned to the car almost as fresh as we had left which was a good sign and bodes well for the Trans-Ariege attempt with Pat in the first week of October. Full stats of our little outing on the usual site.

Today, we had a blast up to the Cabane des Roses on the mountain bikes which was fun and stunningly beautiful as alwaysThe 4.5km descent back down was bone-jarring but fun. More please!

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